The Barn Tearooms, Cockermouth

The Barn Tearooms, Cockermouth

Bumbling along in the Lakes and checking out the stunning mountain ranges, we happened upon the Barn House Tearoom.


As sight seeing and being real tourists is pretty thirsty work, we skidded to a halt as we passed the outside patio and pulled in for a tea break.

Well … you have to see this place to believe it. This is a real oasis! Situated in the northern area of the Lake District it is a fabulously feature-rich watering hole!

The Barn Tearooms is situated in the original cow byres on the ground floor of a traditional Lakeland Bank Barn circa 1886, just across the cobbled yard from the main house, which is a Guest House.

Tables and chairs are arranged in the old stalls and farming, shooting and fishing artefacts from a bygone age adorn the original stone walls.

Barn House Tea Rooms in Cockermouth, Lake District

The floor is always a talking point as it dates back to the 1940’s and is on various levels - the reason for which will be explained if you venture in!

A huge fire sits in one corner ready to roar into action on colder days. You can get excellent local produce but the real thrill is the fantastic job that has been done on turning a milking shed into a beautiful eating area!

On sunny days there is nothing nicer than to sit outside in the Old Midden, where tables, benches and chairs are arranged, to eat your meal gazing out towards Low Fell and the surrounding fields, often with horses grazing in the sunshine.

The Barn Tearooms, Cockermouth say they also cater for funeral teas, christenings or good old fashioned family teas. We can imagine it being jam packed on a sunny weekend as locals must savour this highly unusual setting. If they don’t they don’t know how lucky they are to have such a quirky tearoom come restaurant on their doorstep!

If you live in the Lakes or near enough to Cockermouth and hankering for an real treat afternoon tea - get yourself over there. You gotta see it to believe it.

Well done New-house Farm, you’ve done a great job making your tea room restaurant into a great talking point.



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